Located in Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds, our apiary of 7 – 12 hives is open for members / potential members to visit. Meetings are usually from 2pm on a Sunday but please do check the event calendar and our Facebook page for more details to confirm opening times and dates and do email or message on Facebook to let us know you plan to attend.

Please also note these sessions are always dependent on the weather!

Come in via the second entrance, there is a sign post for Realise Futures – Nowton Park Nursery, and head down to this, we are at the far end of the Nursery.

Bee suits are available for loan so you only need to bring wellington boot and rubber gloves for protection. Usually, groups of 6 or so are taken on the hive inspections and the findings are explained and discussed. This is very useful for novices to improve their handling skills and for anyone still unsure about keeping bees. As numbers of visitors will be limited we will be on a first come first serve basis.

As part of the Education programme demonstrations of various techniques such as comb changes / swarm control are planned. You will also learn about Apiary siting and health & safety.

Many experienced beekeepers like to attend to keep up their skills and discuss their bee problems with friends.